Post courtesy of @joyclee
I recently gave a talk at TEDxDetroit, and this slide was the major take home of the presentation, about the future of healthcare:
I was given the honor of closing remarks at the We Make Health Fest, and was pretty nervous about it frankly. I was supposed to do something on personal genomics along with the closing remarks. The very idea made me feel dizzy. I thought about it a lot for weeks without having any ideas I felt good about. One of the ideas was to make the whole thing a poem. Then I thought haiku for each section of the talk. Then I started outlining the talk and realized it sounded…
Post by @pfanderson, co-conspirator of the We #makehealth Fest
You may have noticed that the We Make Health Fest is sponsored by the Health Design By Us collaborative, of which Joyce Lee is the PI and I am a team member. So what is the connection, at least for us, between health design and making health? A good topic for the final post before the big event. For me, personally, my awareness of the intimate role of design in health began with doorknobs.
The exhibits for the We Make Health Fest are visual, active, hands-on. We are hoping the exhibitors will show you how to do things yourself, discuss tips, tricks, strategies. So, for this blogpost, to try to replicate that sense of physical engagement in a virtual environment, the information about the exhibitors isn’t in a list studded with occasional pictures. Nope, it’s almost all pictures, in a slideshow you can click through yourself, at your own pace. Take a look, browse, think about which ones you want most to visit. And enjoy!
Direct Link to Full Schedule (Speakers and Exhibitors!): http://bit.ly/MakeHealthFestSpeakers
We are super excited about our big event, the inaugural We Make Health Fest coming up in just 2 days here at the University of Michigan!
I’m so excited! Does it show? All week, every dream I remember having has been about the We Make Health Fest. One of them last night was about writing this blogpost today, and titling it “There’s Magic in the Air.” So, that’s what I’m doing.
Today, I just want to whet your appetites a little by showing you a few videos I found by or about some of our speakers. You will have already seen our video (created by the fantastic and generous Andrew Maynard). Most of these are on…
Meet Trevor, patient advocate, Diabetes Evangelist, and sophomore at the University of Michigan, and Jacob (“Jake”) Dwyer, interactive comic book artist with a passion for superheroes, and a junior at the Penny Stamps School of Art & Design.
Trevor and Jake paired up this summer to create a really cool comic book inspired by Trevor’s personal story of diabetes and Jake’s talent at comic book/superhero creation.
When we started planning this, more than once @joyclee told me, “Hey, I’ll be happy if five people show up.” Well, we did a lot of talking, had a lot of meetings, asked people to spread the word, and … the resulting response has been beyond our WILDEST dreams! Since this is our first time, we wanted to keep this as open as possible, and create as many opportunities for people to be involved as we could. Exhibitors are timesharing booths and tables. Speakers are doing mostly pecha kucha style…
We’ve been busy. And it shows. It’s TIME!
We keep adding new information to the website, almost daily. Today it was the speaker list and agenda. Tomorrow perhaps the exhibitor list? Who knows. What I can tell you is that it is amazing. There are so many exceptional people coming to show or tell about such fascinating projects.
The Open Source Mosquito Trap? It’s August. I need one of those!
The wheelchair that climbs stairs? …
Here’s more on learning about making, today with videos! I started writing this post talking about how to find videos about making and #makehealth to learn more about them, and then Andrew Manyard (@2020science) was inspired to make a Risk Bites style video for us!!! Can you tell I’m excited? I refrained from more than three exclamation points. So, please, watch our video first (it’s short), but the rest of the post is about videos by other people about making.